Catch A Wave For Equality: Capital Pride Alliance, NOVA Pride, and Baltimore Pride Partner With Six Flags America

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Pride Splash & Ride begins on July 30 at 10:30 AM

With more than 1,000 LGBT and ally participants expected, Pride Splash & Ride brings together the community during mid-summer to share with family and friends the Six Flags America experience of roller coasters, waterslides, and special Pride programming.

Six Flags America will host Capital Pride Alliance, NOVA Pride, and Baltimore Pride on Saturday, July 30, for the fourth annual Pride Splash & Ride celebration and fundraising event. With more than 1,000 LGBT and ally participants expected, Pride Splash & Ride brings together the community during mid-summer to share with family and friends the Six Flags America experience of roller coasters, waterslides, and special Pride programming in a controlled and safe environment.

Theme park hours are from 10:30 am to 9:00 pm, while the Hurricane Harbor water park hours are from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Exclusively for Pride Splash & Ride participants, Six Flags America will host a Happy Hour from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Hurricane’s as well as a Drag Show at the Showtime Theater. The Pride After-Party will start at 8:00 pm and go to 12:00 midnight in Hurricane Harbor with entertainment by regionally renowned DJ Drew G. Individual tickets are priced at $42 online, and will be $54 at the gate. VIP, cabanas and group tickets are also available. Six Flags America is located at 13710 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20721.

Six Flags America has a history of supporting the LGBTA community in the national capital region. “We are thrilled to work with the Capital Pride Alliance, as well as NOVA and Baltimore Pride, to offer a world-class experience filled with fun times for family and friends,” said Roberto Baez, Public Relations Manager of Six Flags America. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit and help advance the missions of Capital Pride, NOVA Pride, and Baltimore Pride, which includes celebrating, motivating, educating, and inspiring the LBGTQ communities of the national capital region, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.

“Along with NOVA Pride and Baltimore Pride, we’re excited to continue to partner with Six Flags America and enjoy great roller coasters and water park rides, in a safe an inclusive environment,” said Ryan Bos, Executive Director of the Capital Pride Alliance. “Six Flags works closely with us to ensure the event is fun and safe for everyone. Their approach to diversity is inspiring, and we’re so glad to share this joint Pride event with our LGBTA brothers and sisters in Virginia, Maryland, and beyond.”

For more information about the Pride Splash & Ride, please visit our website at http://www.pridesplash.org or contact Peter Morgan at pmorgan@capitalpride.org or (917) 679-6278. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mike Alexander at malexander@capitalpride.org or (434) 409-9101. Hashtag being used for the event is #PrideSplash.

ABOUT CAPITAL PRIDE ALLIANCE
The Capital Pride Alliance, located in Washington, DC, is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTA community and our allies through educational events, entertainment, community outreach, and celebrations of diversity, including the annual Pride Parade and Pride Festival in our Nation's Capital. The Capital Pride Alliance produces one of the largest Pride Celebrations in North America with more than 375,000 attendees in June 2016. As the LGBTA Pride Celebration representing the Nation's Capital, we strive to be a beacon of hope and solidarity for cities and communities around the country and the world. For more information, visit http://www.capitalpride.org, or look for us on Facebook (facebook.com/CapitalPrideDC), Twitter (twitter.com/CapitalPrideDC), YouTube, and Instagram (instagram.com/CapitalPrideDC).

ABOUT NOVA PRIDE
NOVA Pride is a 501(c)(3) coalition-building organization with a mission to educate, advocate and celebrate in service of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community of Northern Virginia; including the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William as well as the City of Alexandria. We aren’t just festivals and flag-waving. We are a movement to create an infrastructure between county-based organizations, charities, pride organizations, social groups, and the community at-large; to educate the community about LGBTQ+ issues, including health and discrimination; advocate for LGBTQ+ equality; and celebrate diversity and individuality. NOVA Pride will hold its third annual Northern Virginia Pride Festival on October 1, 2016, at Bull Run Special Events Center in Centreville, VA. For more information, visit http://www.novapride.org.

ABOUT BALTIMORE PRIDE
Baltimore Pride is produced by the GLBT Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB). The GLCCB is one of the longest-running LGBTQ community centers in the United States, serving the community since 1977. GLCCB’s mission, to unite and empower sexual and gender minorities in Baltimore and throughout Maryland, is accomplished through accessible outreach events and programs that reflect the interests and needs of our vibrant, diverse community. GLCCB produces the Baltimore Pride celebration each year, an event that features a parade, block party and festival, and draws over 30,000 community members and allies in celebration of LGBTQ pride. For more information, visit http://www.glccb.org or visit http://www.baltimorepride.org.

ABOUT SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 55 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit http://www.sixflags.com.

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